Experiential Learning

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Education:

  • Connecticut College, 2018 | Psychology and Minor in Government

Job: Assistant Public Defenders, Office of the Public Defender Ninth Judicial Circuit- Orange and Osceola County Florida

Program: Part-Time Evening

I completed the Integrated Transactional Program. This experience was amazing. We learned so much practical knowledge about representing clients in real world situations. We completed several simulations including everything from prenup negotiations to will drafting. This experiential learning experience really helped me strengthen my skills as a soon to be attorney and learn how to have proper effective and engaging client interactions.

The Temple Law Difference

I believe that the practical skills I have developed at Temple Law have best prepared me for my career. At Temple there was a huge emphasis on learning practical skills and how to function as an attorney in the real world. Everything from drafting engagement letters and communicating with clients have equipped me with practical skills that will be applicable in my job.

Advice from a Temple Law Grad

  • My advice to entering students would be to know that you got this. I know that sounds cliché, but at certain points of law school, particularly in the  first year, you can become overwhelmed and it can seem impossible. However, I promise it is not impossible and you are there because you can handle it and are absolutely capable.
  • Outside of law school I do photography and videography. This creative outlet for me helped me stay balanced with so much academic work. To incoming law students I will say a tip is to try to not procrastinate. The more you stay on top of your work and get it out the way the more time you have for yourself.